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Classification of Cloud Types Through Infrared APT Imagery DLESE Reviewed Collection
This activity is designed to teach students about the different classes of clouds, as well as how they are classified. Students will learn about classification by performing their own classification of clouds based on information given them by instructors. Students will also use infrared ATP images to study clouds by height, temperature, and appearance.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-283
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: P Kay Costulis
NASA Langley Research Center